Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
Prof.Dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes (1967) is an art historian and curator, currently working as Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam. In her research, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes examines social practices and post-war art histories. This has particularly developed from her interest in how Joseph Beuys (a central “Documenta artist”) and others read the literature of James Joyce. In addition to word and image studies (the visual legacies of writers and literary art exhibitions), she explores art(istic) research, alternative pedagogies, performance art, the historiography of art and curation – much of it with resonance of her origins in East Germany and long-term residence in Northern Ireland.